Robot hand senses with electrolocation

Photo: Jon Snyder/ Intel's latest prototype robot hand scans objects with electrical impulses, giving it an idea of the shape and composition of what's it's touching. Electrolocation is common in the aquatic world. Wired's Alexis Madrigal describes it as "sonar with electricity," and gives us video of it in action. Video: Robotic Hand Uses Shark-like "Sixth Sense" to Find Its Grip [Wired Science]

About Rob Beschizza

Rob Beschizza is the Managing Editor of Boing Boing. He's @beschizza on Twitter and can be found on Facebook too. Try your luck at  
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


More BB

Boing Boing Video

Flickr Pool




Displays ads via FM Tech

RSS and Email

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing with attribution. Boing Boing is a trademark of Happy Mutants LLC in the United States and other countries.

FM Tech